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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH v7 0/7] trace: [tcg] Optimize per-vCPU tracing state

From: Lluís Vilanova
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v7 0/7] trace: [tcg] Optimize per-vCPU tracing states with separate TB caches
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:48:09 +0100
User-agent: StGit/0.17.1-dirty

Optimizes tracing of events with the 'tcg' and 'vcpu' properties (e.g., memory
accesses), making it feasible to statically enable them by default on all QEMU

Some quick'n'dirty numbers with 400.perlbench (SPECcpu2006) on the train input
(medium size - suns.pl) and the guest_mem_before event:

* vanilla, statically disabled
real    0m2,259s
user    0m2,252s
sys     0m0,004s

* vanilla, statically enabled (overhead: 2.18x)
real    0m4,921s
user    0m4,912s
sys     0m0,008s

* multi-tb, statically disabled (overhead: 0.99x) [within noise range]
real    0m2,228s
user    0m2,216s
sys     0m0,008s

* multi-tb, statically enabled (overhead: 0.99x) [within noise range]
real    0m2,229s
user    0m2,224s
sys     0m0,004s

Right now, events with the 'tcg' property always generate TCG code to trace that
event at guest code execution time, where the event's dynamic state is checked.

This series adds a performance optimization where TCG code for events with the
'tcg' and 'vcpu' properties is not generated if the event is dynamically
disabled. This optimization raises two issues:

* An event can be dynamically disabled/enabled after the corresponding TCG code
  has been generated (i.e., a new TB with the corresponding code should be

* Each vCPU can have a different dynamic state for the same event (i.e., tracing
  the memory accesses of only one process pinned to a vCPU).

To handle both issues, this series integrates the dynamic tracing event state
into the TB hashing function, so that vCPUs tracing different events will use
separate TBs. Note that only events with the 'vcpu' property are used for
hashing (as stored in the bitmap of CPUState->trace_dstate).

This makes dynamic event state changes on vCPUs very efficient, since they can
use TBs produced by other vCPUs while on the same event state combination (or
produced by the same vCPU, earlier).

Discarded alternatives:

* Emitting TCG code to check if an event needs tracing, where we should still
  move the tracing call code to either a cold path (making tracing performance
  worse), or leave it inlined (making non-tracing performance worse).

* Eliding TCG code only when *zero* vCPUs are tracing an event, since enabling
  it on a single vCPU will impact the performance of all other vCPUs that are
  not tracing that event.

Signed-off-by: Lluís Vilanova <address@hidden>

Changes in v7

* Fix delayed dstate changes (now uses async_run_on_cpu() as suggested by Paolo

* Note to Richard: patch 4 has been adapted to the new patch 3 async callback,
  but is essentially the same.

Changes in v6

* Check hashing size error with QEMU_BUILD_BUG_ON [Richard Henderson].

Changes in v5

* Move define into "qemu-common.h" to allow compilation of tests.

Changes in v4

* Incorporate trace_dstate into the TB hashing function instead of using
  multiple physical TB caches [suggested by Richard Henderson].

Changes in v3

* Rebase on 0737f32daf.
* Do not use reserved symbol prefixes ("__") [Stefan Hajnoczi].
* Refactor trace_get_vcpu_event_count() to be inlinable.
* Optimize cpu_tb_cache_set_requested() (hottest path).

Changes in v2

* Fix bitmap copy in cpu_tb_cache_set_apply().
* Split generated code re-alignment into a separate patch [Daniel P. Berrange].

Lluís Vilanova (7):
      exec: [tcg] Refactor flush of per-CPU virtual TB cache
      trace: Make trace_get_vcpu_event_count() inlinable
      trace: [tcg] Delay changes to dynamic state when translating
      exec: [tcg] Use different TBs according to the vCPU's dynamic tracing 
      trace: [tcg] Do not generate TCG code to trace dinamically-disabled events
      trace: [tcg,trivial] Re-align generated code
      trace: [trivial] Statically enable all guest events

 cpu-exec.c                               |   22 +++++++++++++++++-----
 cputlb.c                                 |    2 +-
 include/exec/exec-all.h                  |   11 +++++++++++
 include/exec/tb-hash-xx.h                |    8 +++++++-
 include/exec/tb-hash.h                   |    5 +++--
 include/qemu-common.h                    |    3 +++
 include/qom/cpu.h                        |    3 +++
 qom/cpu.c                                |    2 ++
 scripts/tracetool/__init__.py            |    3 ++-
 scripts/tracetool/backend/dtrace.py      |    4 ++--
 scripts/tracetool/backend/ftrace.py      |   20 ++++++++++----------
 scripts/tracetool/backend/log.py         |   19 ++++++++++---------
 scripts/tracetool/backend/simple.py      |    4 ++--
 scripts/tracetool/backend/syslog.py      |    6 +++---
 scripts/tracetool/backend/ust.py         |    4 ++--
 scripts/tracetool/format/h.py            |   26 +++++++++++++++++++-------
 scripts/tracetool/format/tcg_h.py        |   21 +++++++++++++++++----
 scripts/tracetool/format/tcg_helper_c.py |    5 +++--
 tests/qht-bench.c                        |    2 +-
 trace-events                             |    6 +++---
 trace/control-internal.h                 |    7 ++++++-
 trace/control-target.c                   |   22 +++++++++++++++++++---
 trace/control.c                          |   11 +++--------
 trace/control.h                          |    7 +++++--
 translate-all.c                          |   30 +++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 25 files changed, 177 insertions(+), 76 deletions(-)

To: address@hidden
Cc: Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden>
Cc: Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden>
Cc: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
Cc: Richard Henderson <address@hidden>

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